So Far Away
Dire Straits
Here I am again in this mean old town
And you're so far away from me
And where are you when the sun go down
You're so far away from me
Peak Chart Position
  • peaked at No. 19 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1986
  • B-side: "If I Had You"
  • peaked at No. 20 on the UK Singles chart in 1985
  • the opening track on Dire Straits' fifth studio album Brothers in Arms (1985)
  • Dire Straits:
         Mark Knopfler – guitars, lead vocals
         John Illsley – bass, vocals
         Alan Clark – keyboards
         Guy Fletcher – synthesizer, backing vocals
         Terry Williams – drums
  • session player Omar Hakim plays the drums heard on the Brothers in Arms LP, in place of Dire Straits drummer/member Terry Williams
  • written by Mark Knopfler
  • produced by Mark Knopfler, Neil Dorfsman
  • recorded at Air Studios, Montserrat, West Indies
  • Warner Records label
For content suggestions or to report problems with the site, contact us via email at: